Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Alarm goes off. Followed by snooze button. Alarm. Snooze. Alarm. Snooze. I'm tired. My head hurts. I don't want to get up. I could sleep 2 more hours before I "really" have to go to work. I roll up and out. I remember telling my husband this morning that I just "cannot go off track." I have my momentum back and I am using it and building on it.
I had a trainer who once told me that there will be plenty of days where you don't feel like working out. Do it anyway. This is where the tide has turned for me. I am seeing a deep value in consistency -- much more than just putting up great numbers or having a very sweaty workout. These are good things too, but one of the things I am focusing on is keeping consistent. So I got my buttocks out of bed and drove to the gym in the 5am hour. I rode the bike for 22 mins and then began my strength training. I'm on track with keeping my personal promises to myself this week, and on track with my program. I did triceps, chest press, shoulder press and row. This is a very good start for me. I gave myself extra credit for going when I didn't feel like moving around, and also for going out in the light rain/wet snow. It feels good when you keep your word to yourself. I am proud of myself for getting up and getting it done already.
I kind of cut it close for breakfast timing so as soon as I walked in the door at home, I put my oatmeal in the microwave. I ate a little turkey for protein and took my oatmeal to go in the car to drive to work. It was a bit of a novelty eating oatmeal at red lights while driving, but I have to say it is just another sign to me that I am really back on the road to success. I am doing things that work for me, and fitting them into my lifestyle. I can do this, and I am doing this.